Thursday 26 September 2019

Wish you were at Fringe Element Tat Days

If you are not able to go to the Fringe Element Tat Days this year  Vicki  Clark has made it able for you to be there in heart.

She has created a pattern called Ballroom Blitz and it can be found on her blog. The pattern is great for beginners  as it uses one shuttle and ball.  The pattern contains lock joins, self closing  mock rings and even alligator joins.  It makes up very quickly too.  It looks like a shuttle inside a heart.

Thanks for the pattern Vicki, we hope to see you at Fringe next year.

Tuesday 24 September 2019

Project Bag

Love this little projet bag that was gifted to me by a dear friend.  It is lined with a stiff interfacing and my shuttles won't poke through.  I added the little bit of tatted trim and  short zipper pull to make it my own.

Now if only I could sew as good as she can I would be making my own.

Monday 23 September 2019

Cap or hat

This all started on a facebook post when a few of the gals decided that they wanted to complete a hat to wear at Fringe.   It is done in a J&P Coats  ecru Size 10.  The pattern is by Jan Stawasz and in the model it fits down on the eyebrows. 

I have done a few of  his patterns before and knew that he pulls his chains really tight so I did this but still the pattern seemed too large.  I had to omit  the last row of chains and adjust those split ring rows to get  a fit. 

Someone had suggested that I make a lining but I found this no label ball cap and it made sense to attach the lace to it.  Now I need to finish by putting some embellishment on the brim.  

I will be wearing it this week. 

Thursday 12 September 2019

Bye-bye Palmetto

I did it, I went to Tat Days in beautiful Toccoa, Georgia.  I had a marvelous time. Slept little, ate too much and tatted and talked and laughed and shared tatted tails.  

I took classes from Jane (bookmark), Martha (snowflake), Sharren (purse), Paige (pendant/earrings) and Anita (cat).  You will be seeing the results over the next few weeks as I finish the projects.

Here is what I also learned at Tat Days:
They drink sweet tea; because of the AC I learned to sleep with earplugs; No one is invisible during a White Elephant gift exchange; Never be late for a meal; Mosquitos bite; Atlanta Airport is the busiest in the US; You can hear cicadas; I saw my first dehumidifier. 

I plan to finish all my class projects, here is the first one the Demure Latch Lariat designed and taught by Paige Deputy.